Maura Higgins reveals gross habit she and Chris Taylor share

They may be a picture-perfect reality couple but behind the scenes, Maura and Chris aren’t averse to being just as gross as the rest of us…

They may only be in the first year of their official romantic relationship but Maura Higgins and Chris Taylor seem like they’ve been together forever. Maura revealed this week that the couple share one pretty gross habit that we certainly haven’t seen on Instagram...

When asked for something that would surprise people about herself and Chris, Maura revealed:

People will be surprised to know that me and Chris pick at each other’s spots all the time. Like if we have a pimple or anything, we just get in and we find it very therapeutic. It’s a bit weird.

Why do people love pimple-popping?

Whilst Maura describes the habit as ‘weird’, it’s actually not that uncommon. Although dermatologists would definitely warn against it, there’s a scientific reason many of us find pimple popping therapeutic. Psychotherapist Matt Traube says: For many people, there is a wonderful satisfaction that comes from popping a pimple — it’s almost euphoric.’

Traube explained to Fatherly in 2017 that picking your partner’s spots can be a sign of love:

As disgusting as it might sound to some, that you would pick your partner’s pimples, that does show a certain closeness, a bond, an attachment between you and your partner.

So Maura and Chris’ gross habit could be a sign their relationship is in a good place!

Maura Higgins and Chris Taylor date night

Picture-perfect romance certainly isn’t totally dead in Maura and Chris’ relationship though, as Maura also shared details of an adorable date night she planned for Chris, saying: ‘He loves Harry Potter so I did a whole Harry Potter theme. I was basically in hell because I hated it, but I did it for him.’ Aww!

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